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Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 05:26 PM
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Posted By finbarr
Another solution to the rubbing is a bicycle...

Another solution to the rubbing is a bicycle inner tube cut to length and wrapped around the frame where the rubbing happens. This has the added benefit of also reducing vibration.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By finbarr
It sounds from what you've written that your...

It sounds from what you've written that your install is correct (amen). I'm not sure why you may be having issues with the front tanks overflowing. I would suggest giving RR UK a call and see what...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 01:34 AM
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Posted By finbarr
Yikes - that's not good - I've just finished a...

Yikes - that's not good - I've just finished a 3,000 mile off & on road trip around the Pyrenees in Spain and had no (major) issues. Am tied up now, but will post thoughts and things to check later...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 01:59 AM
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Posted By finbarr
Thanks for the very helpful pointers - the point...

Thanks for the very helpful pointers - the point about the fuel line inside the tank is interesting - one to watch out for.

Update:
Over the weekend I did around 400 miles to test various things...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:25 AM
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Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
Tank pressurisation issues...

Okay, so I had some time today to drill the missing holes in my fuel pump housing, so got that done. I spoke with John Mitchinson at Rally Raid and he confirmed not having the holes drilled would...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
I love the way they say 'gently bend the tab' -...

I love the way they say 'gently bend the tab' - it's not easily bent and tucked away where it's difficult to bring tools to bear! took me about 30 minutes to do that simple task!

Glad you fixed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By finbarr
Glad to see it's not just me! :freaky Yes -...

Glad to see it's not just me! :freaky

Yes - that did occur to me too, but the one-way valve in the stock filler cap should only allow air in to equalise pressure, not the other way around - I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By finbarr
I like the idea of putting some additional heat...

I like the idea of putting some additional heat shielding in place - I'll add this to the list of stuff to do this weekend.

I'm pretty convinced that 99% of my problem is missing drilling those...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By finbarr
Will do - won't be until the weekend though.

Will do - won't be until the weekend though.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By finbarr
I've had good success with white spirits to...

I've had good success with white spirits to remove glue like this. I genuinely hope that covering it in sand is not your best option - even as a last resort.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:59 AM
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Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
10mm second hole? Er, no - I missed that in the...

10mm second hole? Er, no - I missed that in the instructions, having re-read them now, I'm sure this is a likely cause of the problem. Thank you for mentioning it! :clap

I'm guessing that the RR...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By finbarr
Ah! I didn't realise there is a fuel tank thread!...

Ah! I didn't realise there is a fuel tank thread! Keeping track of all the different mod threads for the 690 is a job in itself. Thank you for the pointer.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 03:51 PM
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Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
I took the bike out for it's first longish run...

I took the bike out for it's first longish run today after fitting the Evo2 tanks. I filled all three tanks and once full, opened the taps on the front two.

Fuel was draining equally from the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
+1 The instructions were a bit vague sometimes,...

+1 The instructions were a bit vague sometimes, but the quality of the parts, especially the CNC machined ones is simply outstanding. These guys really have thought of everything and continue to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:40 AM
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Posted By finbarr
2014 Servicing...

Many thanks for your helpful replies for the first service - I should have checked the owners manual first - my apologies. :shog

I'll look to get a copy of the service manual too.
It's so good...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 11:30 PM
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Posted By finbarr
Hi there, my '14 690 is nearing 600 miles and due...

Hi there, my '14 690 is nearing 600 miles and due for it's first service. I want to do this myself and am not particularly worried about warranty issues, so my question is: what is covered in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 05:36 PM
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Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
All done - now with graphics applied. Note to...

All done - now with graphics applied.
Note to those doing this soon, it's very much easier if you have a friend help you. It's easy to get air bubbles under the graphics if you're not very careful....
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 12:00 AM
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Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
Bike Nomad & Gen, Many thanks for posting those...

Bike Nomad & Gen,
Many thanks for posting those links and providing such detailed answers, its very helpful - I was completely unaware of this issue. I don't remember reading this on the 690 wiki,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 11:53 PM
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Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
I went for a longish ride yesterday and right up...

I went for a longish ride yesterday and right up to 95mph, there was no buffetting, the windshield stayed very stable and made riding the bike at speed very comfortable. I gather that RR put a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 01:57 AM
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Posted By finbarr
I didn't take any photos of that and am loathe to...

I didn't take any photos of that and am loathe to disassemble again just to take one - the main issue was the double earth connector - each of the lamps have their black wire going to a really thin...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 01:51 AM
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Posted By finbarr
Emilio - thank you for posting your install...

Emilio - thank you for posting your install tweaks - there's a few things there I quite like, just curious about putting the rectifier cooling fins right in the path of the radiator outflow, won't it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 01:48 AM
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Views: 205,274
Posted By finbarr
Very cool - and a well described process - many...

Very cool - and a well described process - many thanks for that - not sure where to get that plastic sheeting in the UK, it's generally harder to find things like that here.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By finbarr
Here are some pics which illustrate my points...

Here are some pics which illustrate my points above (I hope).
Happy to take more pics and post on request if clarification is needed.

http://www.gastric.com/pics/P1020097.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By finbarr
EVO2 complete...

Hi there - I've just finished installing my EVO2 Adv tank and fairing kits to my 2014 690. All went well, but I thought I'd share a few observations that may help others.

By in large, the whole...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
Weighed my bike today...

Hi folks - I installed the EVO2 rally tanks and front fairing assembly from Rally Raid UK today - but will discuss that in a future post. :evil

I weighed the bike after all the farkles are on and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By finbarr
That's heavier than I would expect - KTM say the...

That's heavier than I would expect - KTM say the 690 is approx 139 Kg empty (306 lbs). I understand their figures are potentially optimistic! How did you weigh it? I'm interested to know, because I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 03:15 PM
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Posted By finbarr
Looking to do this as an empty before and after...

Looking to do this as an empty before and after this weekend as part of installing the RR Evo2 fairing and front tanks. Will advise...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
Okay - I was wrong! :deal I placed a small...

Okay - I was wrong! :deal

I placed a small sheet of aluminium across the pegs and balanced a ruler vertically on it and took the first photo - stock pegs.

I swapped to the rally peg and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
Cool - I'll check those on mine, although I've...

Cool - I'll check those on mine, although I've replaced the indicators with LEDs, and the mirrors with doubletake ones, so not sure we are experiencing the same thing.

Also, just to confirm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2,134
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Posted By finbarr
I have this too - sounds like the throttle grip...

I have this too - sounds like the throttle grip rattling on the handlebar pipe at high revs (but obviously it's not that - just sounds like it). I thought it might be the handguards, but continues...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
Thank you - that's very helpful. Also - for...

Thank you - that's very helpful.

Also - for those installing the Adventure Spec bash plate (or any metal bash plate), I glued some deep pile carpet (carpet tile, cut to shape) into the bottom of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By finbarr
That looks fantastic! - Did you have any...

That looks fantastic! - Did you have any problems? I'm going to do this in a few weeks time so would appreciate any comments you have about the process.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By finbarr
Akrapovic

Hi there - I think your can isn't too far different to mine. Difficult to judge.
You could try loosening the fittings and re-positioning it a little...

http://langfordparc.com/images/post10.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
The dongle inverts the function of the ABS switch...

The dongle inverts the function of the ABS switch - in other words, when you normally turn on the key, ABS is active. With the dongle, turning on the key leaves ABS inactive (both wheels). Holding...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By finbarr
New shiny bits...

I got my order from Adventure Spec this morning and wasted no time getting everything bolted on. :d

RAM mounted double-take mirrors
AS bash plate
Barkbusters handguards

I've also just spent...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
Okay - sounds feasible. Thank you for the reply. ...

Okay - sounds feasible. Thank you for the reply.

I have to say, I'm super-happy with my new 690, although I wish the Akra was just a titch quieter. It does attract the unwanted attention of the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
Looks great! I wonder what the rationale was...

Looks great!

I wonder what the rationale was for KTM going back to plain old round rear discs on the rear, from the wavy pattern of 2013?
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
New parts didn't arrive today as I had hoped -...

New parts didn't arrive today as I had hoped - will have to take some time off work on Monday to pick them up...

Went for a run (still running in, so being a little gentle) lots of up and down...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,205
Posted By finbarr
I wound the steering limit bolts all the way in...

I wound the steering limit bolts all the way in on my 2014 690 and it gives the bike a much better turning circle without fouling any of the plastics - highly recommended.

I've just had the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,348
Posted By finbarr
Good points all - I'll post further updates in...

Good points all - I'll post further updates in the 'Details' thread.
I have some nice shiny bits to bolt on this weekend and will post pics when done! :D
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